TOWN OF SEBAGO
BOARD OF SELECTMEN’S MEETING
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2006
TOWN OFFICE BUILDING
I Call to Order
The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Chairman, Ruth Douglas.
II Roll Call
Present were: Selectmen, Ruth Douglas; Allen Crabtree; Jeff Harriman; Bob Irish Jr.; Dave McCarthy; Town Manager, Dave Hague; and Recorder, Michele Bukoveckas. Guests present were: Rescue Chief; Lauris Champagne, Code Enforcement Officer; Bob Sharkey, Fire Chief; Ken Littlefield, Public Works Director; Ted Shane, Recreation Director; Belisa Harriman, Ann Burns, Maurice Davies, Don Allen, Don Olden Sr., Beth McCarthy and Girl Scouts, Phil Strike, James and Jane McDonald, Daniel Kennedy, Ray and Elizabeth Maher, Curt Downing, Paul McCarthy, Eugene and Ellen Rowe.
III Adjustments to the Agenda
There were none
IV Next Board of Selectmen’s Meeting is scheduled for March 7, 2006 at 7:00 p.m.
Due to scheduling conflicts, Allen Crabtree made a motion to hold the next Selectmen’s Meeting on April 4, 2006. It was seconded by Dave McCarthy. Motion carried.
V Comments from the Public
Don Olden inquired if the part-time public works employee was now working full-time. Dave Hague responded that the part-time laborer was working additional hours due to the Transfer Station attendant being out on short term disability. Don Olden also stated that some pot holes on Kimball Corner Road were over-looked. Dave Hague responded that he would speak with the Public Works Director. The reason was due to a shortage of patching materials. Patching of potholes will resume on Friday February 10th.
VI Written Communication
A. Approval of the January 3, 2006 Selectmen’s Meeting Minutes
Allen Crabtree made a motion to strike the sentence regarding Savvy Software under Section X-B, Selectmen’s Report and then to approve the minutes as amended. It was seconded by Dave McCarthy. Motion carried.
B. Approve Warrants # 27, # 28, # 29, #30 and # 31.
Jeff Harriman made a motion to approve warrants #27, #38, #29, #30 and #31. It was seconded by Allen Crabtree. Motion carried.
VII Old Business
A. Girl Scout Sidewalk Project (Beth McCarthy)
Bob Irish Jr. made a motion to discuss the issue. It was seconded by Allen Crabtree. Beth McCarthy stated that the Girl Scouts would like to have a walking/biking path from Intervale Street to the school. Safety and promoting healthy lifestyles were the reasons for pursuing this project. Beth stated that the Girl Scouts have been working with GPCOG and have met with DOT. Dave Hague stated that this project could be incorporated with the planned reconstruction of Route 114. Beth was also advised to research Trails for School for any funding that might be available. No action required at this time.
B. Approve CIP Process Guidelines
Dave McCarthy made a motion to approve the Guidelines. It was seconded by Bob Irish Jr. Discussion followed on the following:
ü Town Manager retaining a vote on the committee
ü Adding “mini pumper” to the replacement schedule
with a 15 year life
Allen Crabtree made a motion to amend the motion to approve the CIP Process with the Town Manager retaining his vote and the addition to the Replacement Schedule. It was seconded by Bob Irish Jr. A vote on the main motion as amended was taken and passed with Dave McCarthy opposing.
C. Appoint CIP Committee Members
Dave McCarthy made a motion to discuss this issue. It was seconded by Ruth Douglas. Dave Hague stated that Maureen Harriman should be appointed to replace Jan Wilk as the representative of the Budget Committee. Dave McCarthy made a motion to appoint Maureen Harriman to the CIP Committee. It was seconded by Bob Irish Jr. Motion carried.
D. Discuss usage of Town Office Meeting Room
Bob Irish Jr. made a motion to discuss this issue. It was seconded by Allen Crabtree. The current policy states that the Town Office Meeting Room will be used for government-sanctioned meeting and events only. The Board decided that the Town Manager will decide if the requested meetings are government sanctioned. Dave McCarthy made a motion to table this issue. It was seconded by Bob Irish Jr. Motion carried.
VIII New Business
A. Discuss Boston Cane Guidelines
Bob Irish Jr. made a motion to discuss this issue. It was seconded by Dave McCarthy. Town Clerk, Michele Bukoveckas stated that she had researched other towns and had spoken with Ann Burns of the Sebago Historical Society regarding the Boston Cane. The actual cane is stored at the Historical Society and a representative cane is given to the recipient. The Board stated that they would be in favor of having the original cane on display with a plaque showing past recipients at the Town Office, and leave the selection process to the Historical Society. Allen Crabtree made a motion to accept on loan, the Boston Cane to be displayed with a plaque at the Town Office. It was seconded by Dave McCarthy. Motion carried.
B. Concerns of Dock Owners from Safe Harbor Road.
Dave McCarthy made a motion to discuss this issue. It was seconded by Bob Irish Jr. Residents of Safe Harbor Road addressed the Board concerning a 40ft dock. It was unclear whether or not the dock was permitted or placed legally. Questions were also raised regarding the ownership of the R.O.W. Bob Irish Jr. made a motion to table this issue until April 4, 2006 in order to obtain documentation on who owns the R.O.W. It was seconded by Allen Crabtree. Motion carried.
IX Reports from Town Officials & Committees
A. Town Manager
See attached. The Town Manager asked the Board whether a tree should be planted in the Veterans Memorial Park or set up in the gazebo for Christmas. The Board stated they would like volunteer groups to be responsible for setting up and decorating the tree, but that the Public Works Department should inspect it for safety.
ü Allen Crabtree made a motion that a workshop with the CIP and Budget Committees be held on March 27, 2006 at 6:30 p.m. to vote on the budget. It was seconded by Bob Irish Jr. Motion carried.
ü Encouraged the Board and public to attend the School Budget Meetings.
ü Virtual Town Hall will be working on the Town’s new web page.
ü Would like a case to mounted on the wall for the A.E.D. (auto external deliberator)
ü Feels a Town Match line item should be added to the CIP list for future grants.
ü Questioned how Workfare works in the General Assistance Program, and would like to see it in Sebago
ü Asked Sebago Days Committee Members if the Lion’s cookout worked well with the rest of the Sebago Days festivities.
Bob Irish Jr.
ü Would like to conduct the Town Manager’s review during an Executive Session, at the next Selectmen’s Meeting on April 4, 2006.
C. Department Heads
Michele Bukoveckas, Clerk
ü Reported that nomination papers will be available on Feb. 28, 2006, and are due back, April 13, 2006.
ü Foreclosure notices on the 2003 taxes will be going out on Feb.17, 2006. The foreclosure date is March 28, 2006.
ü Asked the Board to abate $50.10 in lien cost and interest on tax map 017, lot 003-A-1. Michele explained that the check was dated on Sept. 14, 2005 and was the correct amount for the 30 day notice. The envelope was left in a priority mail bag in Rhode Island and was just received last week. The $50.10 is for the additional costs that were associated with going to lien (which would not have occurred if the mail was properly routed). Bob Irish Jr. made a motion to abate the $50.10 in lien cost and interest. It was seconded by Allen Crabtree. Motion carried.
Lauris Champagne-Rescue Chief
ü An emissions recall was fixed on the ambulance
ü The new lockers for Daytime Personnel are in place
ü The cleaning day was a great success
ü Rescue is participating in a wellness fair on February 18, 2006
ü Need entrance overhangs for two exterior doors
Belisa Harriman-Recreation (see list)
ü Wellness fair on February 18, 2006
ü Invited everyone to upcoming basketball games
ü New basketball backboards are in place
ü Would like to have an ice rink somewhere next year
Ted Shane-Public Works
ü The overhangs at the Rescue Building will be done by community service. The Town will have to pay for the materials.
Ken Littlefield-Fire Chief
ü Naples Dispatch is requesting funds from all towns to replace the recorder.
ü Alarm codes need to be supplied to dispatch
There were none.
Bob Irish Jr. made a motion to adjourn at 9:20 p.m. It was seconded by Allen Crabtree. Motion carried.
Michele A. Bukoveckas